AIAA Northeastern Fixed Wing’s first plane, “The Optional Step,” completed its first successful flight on Saturday, April 9, 2016! This has been a long time coming; design complications have meant this plane took over a year to construct. The flight took place at the 495th R/C Squadron’s field in Tewksbury, MA. The Squadron’s president, John Morley, made design recommendations throughout the final phases of constructing the plane, and due to licensing constraints, ultimately flew the plane on its first flight. A total of two successful flights occurred on Saturday.
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Description written by Lucas Hogan of AIAA Fixed Wing